Drawing from a study of everyday home practices from a material objects' perspective, this paper examines the potential that a thing ethnography holds for both design and anthropology. In doing so, the paper challenges anthropocentric assumptions about the world, and opens up ways of understanding relationships among people, objects and use practices that would be difficult to elicit through traditional observations and interviews alone.
|Title of host publication||DIS '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems|
|Editors||SIGCHI, Association for Computing Machinery|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|